Chilton County

Chilton County Teacher Charged with Engaging in Sexual Act with Student

On Tuesday, February 9, authorities arrested a Chilton County teacher for violating Alabama Code §13A-6-81, School Employee Engaging in a Sex Act with a Student Under the Age of 19. The teacher identified is Ashlee Elizabeth Steinman. The Clanton Police Department received a report of a possible inappropriate relationship between a 29 year-old female teacher and a 18 year-old male…

City Leader Wins House Seat of Member Who Quit to Join Trump

Courtesy of Russell Bedsole’s Facebook ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) – A Republican city leader from Shelby County has won the seat of an Alabama House member who quit to join the Trump administration. Alabaster City Council member Russell Bedsole won a special election for the House District 49 seat on Tuesday. Results from the secretary of state’s office show Bedsole defeated…

Chilton County Man Dies in Weekend House Fire

A Chilton County man was killed in a house fire over the weekend. 66-year-old Maplesville resident Charles Douglas Seales died in a house fire Saturday. Chilton County Coroner Aaron Ellison said at the time of the fire, the residence was without power due to Hurricane Zeta-related damage. Ellison said it was believed that Seales was using candles for light in…

Chilton County Schools Delayed Tuesday Due to Weather

According to the Chilton County School District’s Facebook page, all Chilton County schools are delayed two hours Tuesday, February 11th due to weather and road conditions. Employees should report at 9:00 am. No breakfast will be served. “Our students, employees and the safety of our community is our first concern!”   Tags: Chilton County, chilton county schools, delay, weather

Suspect Captured in Chilton County Manhunt

A multi-agency manhunt is underway in Chilton County. The sheriff’s office is looking for Eric Humphrey. He is wanted on multiple charges. The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office says it was involved in a car chase earlier near Lay Dam Road and Exit 212 on I-65. Call 9-1-1 if you see Humphrey or know of his whereabouts. **UPDATE** A manhunt for…

UPDATE: One of two escaped Alabama inmates captured in Florida after car chase with police

(WEAR-TV/Hudson Miller) (WEAR-TV/Hudson Miller) (WEAR-TV/Hudson Miller) Edward-Keith-mug Gunter-Lee-mug One of two Alabama inmates who escaped from Chilton County on Monday, stole his mother’s car. 26-year-old Joseph Keith Edwards led Florida police on a chase Tuesday before he was eventually captured, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The ECSO spokesperson said that the Edwards was arrested and headed to Escambia…

Officials Searching For Escaped Chilton Co. Inmates

  Chilton County Sheriff’s Deputies are working with officers in South Alabama to find two escaped inmates. Authorities say Joseph Edwards and Landon Gunter escaped from the Chilton County Jail sometime Sunday. The inmates were spotted in South Alabama with a stolen vehicle. If you see these men or know where they are, call 911. Categories: News Tags: Chilton County,…

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting Over Dog Hit by Vehicle

VERBENA, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a woman is dead, her husband is hospitalized with a gunshot wound and a third person is charged with murder following a shooting that stemmed from a dog being hit by a vehicle. News outlets report that a car struck a dog belonging to Debra and Paul Chapman in the Chilton County town of…

Peach Crop Hurt By Weekend Cold Snap?

Too much cold weather or “chill hours” can mean bad news for the peach crop. After a weekend of chilly weather local experts say the quick chill may have actually helped farmers rather then hurt the peach crop this year. According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, the frost did hurt some blooms, but with a heavy crop set farmers…

Chilton Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in Shooting

The Chilton County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an officer involved shooting this afternoon. Details are limited, but according to the Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, deputies shot one person around 5:00pm. Officials say the suspect is being treated for injuries, and that all law enforcement officers are safe. Stay with Alabama News Network for the latest.   Categories: News Tags: Chilton…